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Carrollton Library Offers Adulting 101 Classes Covering Home Buying, Car Buying, and Car Maintenance

Post Date:08/08/2018 12:33 PM

The Carrollton Public Library is offering free Adulting 101 classes to teach some of the trickiest ins and outs of adulthood with sessions covering home buying, car buying, and car maintenance. 

Adulting-101-image-Trans“Life doesn’t come with instructions; none of us knows everything,” said Rachel Young, Josey Ranch Lake Library Branch Manager. “The Carrollton Public Library works to provide resources and education on a wide range of topics and our Adulting 101 classes focus on helpful life skills that can be useful to anyone.” 

Home Buying Basics will be done in two parts Thursday, September 13 and Thursday, September 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane). Car Buying 101 will be at Hebron & Josey Library Thursday, October 4 from 6:30-8 p.m, and Under the Hood: Car Anatomy for Beginners will be Saturday, October 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). Registration is encouraged for each class and opens two weeks prior to the start date. Drop-ins are welcome.   

HOME BUYING BASICS
Starting the Search – Thursday, Sept. 13
6:30-8 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library

Buying that first home can be confusing and scary. The first class will focus on the home buying process from finding a realtor, to choosing a lender, and searching for listings of houses on the market. Learn about title companies, inspectors, appraisers, surveyors, financial institutions, insurance agencies, home warranty providers, and more.

Closing the Deal – Thursday, Sept. 20,
6:30-8 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library

Now that you have found the home of your dreams, learn how to make an offer and close the deal. Understand how to deal with surveyors, appraisal companies, homeowner associations (HOAs), title companies, closing costs, negotiating repairs, and the procedures involved in protecting you and your new home before and after the sale.

CAR BUYING 101 – Thursday, Oct. 4
6:30-8 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library

Get advice on how to purchase the best car at the best price, all by yourself. Learn what to expect and how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. Understand the differences in buying new versus used, certified, and certified pre-owned vehicles. Find out how to shop rates, secure financing, and know you got a good deal for the price.

UNDER THE HOOD: CAR ANATOMY FOR BEGINNERS – Saturday, Oct. 6
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Josey Ranch Lake Library

Whether you own a new car or a used one, this class will be a hands-on, under-the-hood-of-an-actual-vehicle class in the general anatomy of an engine. Learn what each major component looks like, where it is, and what it does. Learn how to check the air filter, belts, fluids such as coolant and oil, and how to change a tire before you call in the mechanic.

“The Carrollton Public Library continues to look for new and exciting ways to broaden the education of patrons young and old, and Adulting 101 is one of the newest additions to our offerings,” said Jonathan Scheu, Director of the Carrollton Public Library. “The City is confident that everyone who attends will find some helpful tips – whether searching for a home, a car, or keeping dad’s old corvette purring in the garage, the Library hopes this series will help residents positively improve their entire Adulting experience.” 

For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

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